Breast Cancer News

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10/21/2007
Best Breast-Cancer Care Eludes Older Women

Research highlights need to individualize treatment

10/19/2007
Protein Gives Clues to Pancreatic Cancer

When pp32 is gone, a tumor-spurring gene goes to work, researchers say

10/17/2007
Ixempra Approved for Breast Cancer

Targets protein that spurs growth of cancer cells

10/16/2007
Health Tip: Breast Self-Exams

Here's what to look for

10/15/2007
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

10/12/2007
Breast Cancer Radiation Won't Hurt Immune Health

Partial-breast method might leave women less tired, researchers say

10/10/2007
Drug a New Weapon Against One Form of Breast Cancer

Adding paclitaxel to standard chemo targets HER2-positive tumors

10/8/2007
Woman's Hips Might Indicate Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk

Wider hips mean more estrogen, bringing higher odds for the illness, researchers say

10/8/2007
Black Women Get Less Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds they're much less likely than whites to get tamoxifen, for example

9/27/2007
Wine, Beer, Spirits Boost Breast Cancer Risk Equally

Three or more drinks a day raise odds by 30%, study finds

9/25/2007
1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study

They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

9/25/2007
Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

But decline is greater among white women than black women, report finds

9/23/2007
Experts Offer Tips on Easing Mammogram Discomfort

Simple steps like avoiding caffeine can help, they say

9/17/2007
Gene May Influence Breast Cancer-Estrogen Link

Targeting this DNA might improve treatment, researchers say

9/14/2007
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Manufacturer calls Evista a valuable tool, but critics say its heart risks outweigh benefits

9/14/2007
9/12/2007
Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder

Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says

9/12/2007
Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates

Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

9/6/2007
Workouts a Boon for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise, yoga improve quality of life, even chemotherapy compliance, studies find

9/6/2007
Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment

Symposium reveals racial disparities, troublesome drug side effects

8/28/2007
Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery

Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

8/23/2007
Health Tip: Breast Self-Exams

They can help detect cancer early

8/21/2007
Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Fried, baked food compound poses no threat, major study finds

8/17/2007
Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids

But the children may be too young to handle the information, study suggests

8/16/2007
Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention

Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

8/14/2007
Decline in U.S. Breast Cancers Tied to Drop in Hormone Use

Mammogram trends played no role in recent lower numbers, study finds

8/13/2007
Scientists Create Breast Tumor Stem Cells

Achievement could spur research into cancer's spread, experts say

8/10/2007
MRI Beats Mammograms at Spotting Early Breast Cancer

But it's still too expensive for more widespread use, experts say

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Breast Surgeries Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

Underlying psychiatric trouble most likely to blame, researchers say

7/31/2007
MRIs Spot Breast Cancers in High-Risk Women

But the technology won't replace mammography, experts stress

7/26/2007
Myths About Cancer Risk Abound

Misconceptions linger around smoking, cell phones, other factors, Cancer Society survey finds

7/26/2007
New Study Reaffirms HRT Link to Breast Cancer Rate Decline

Doctors again advise to use the therapy only as needed and for as short as possible

7/24/2007
FDA Panel OKs Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But critics say Evista's heart risks outweigh its benefits

7/23/2007
Newer Breast Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Life Spans

Aromotase inhibitors and other chemo drugs add months to lives, Canadian study reports

7/17/2007
Healthiest Diet Made Little Difference to Breast Cancer Survivors

Regimen exceeding national guidelines didn't protect more from recurrence, study finds

7/17/2007
Taking Cancer Drug With Food May Cut Costs

Breast cancer patients on Tykerb could save $1,740 per month, experts say

7/16/2007
New Test Helps Detect Spreading Breast Cancer

Assists doctors in deciding appropriate therapy

7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

7/11/2007
Breast Cancer Genes Don't Raise Tumor-Linked Death Risk

Women with the BRCA mutations also responded equally well to treatment, study found

7/10/2007
Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Black Women

Experts are divided over the reasons why

7/10/2007
Meats, Sweets May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Chinese women who favored Western fare doubled their odds for malignancy, study showed

7/9/2007
Patient's Own Body Fat Used in Breast Remodeling

Procedure is first being tried on breast cancer survivors, developers say

7/5/2007
Timing of Breast Cancer Drug Affects Cardiac Risk: Study

Giving Herceptin alongside -- not after -- standard chemo may be best approach

6/28/2007
Breast Cancer Survival May Run in Families

Daughters of women who succumb to the disease have heightened risk of dying if they develop it, Swedish study finds.

6/26/2007
Ultrasound Can Spare Some Women Invasive Breast Biopsy

Noninvasive follow-up may be acceptable alternative, study suggests

6/25/2007
New Cancer Drugs Prove Their Worth

They may cost more, but they extend lives, improve quality of life, studies find

6/20/2007
Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk

Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

6/19/2007
Experts Offer Better Means of Gauging Breast Cancer Risk

Relying on family history keeps too many women from valuable gene tests, they say

6/15/2007
Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients

The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

6/11/2007
Private Insurance May Help in Earlier Cancer Detection

Advanced oral, breast tumors found more often in people with no insurance or public insurance